Under Attorney General Martha Coakley’s leadership, the office has vigorously investigated and prosecuted cases of corruption and fraud. Overall, for every $1 in its budget, the AG’s Office has recovered $5 for taxpayers since 2007.
Her office has had record-breaking efforts prosecuting cases of unemployment and workers’ compensation fraud, and launched prosecutions against auto insurance fraud rings. The AG’s office has also utilized the civil false claims statute to recover millions for cities and towns across the Commonwealth.
The AG’s Office has brought numerous criminal cases of Medicaid Fraud and recovered record amounts in taxpayer funds. The office recovered a record $69 million in Medicaid Fraud during Fiscal Year 2011, representing a ratio of $18 returned to taxpayers for every dollar in the division’s budget. Overall, the office has recovered more than $200 million in Medicaid Fraud since Coakley took office in 2007, more than double the amount recovered during a 10 year period from 1996 – 2006.
In 2011, Attorney General Martha Coakley formed the Public Integrity Unit, the first unit in the Attorney General's Office focused exclusively on the investigation and prosecution of public corruption cases. The AG’s office has brought more than 40 cases of public corruption during Coakley’s tenure.